Under the coordination of the Federal Administration of Public Revenue – AFIP, the 7 th meeting of the Forum on Tax Administration – FTA of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development occurred from January 17 th to 19th in Buenos Aires/Argentina.
The Vice-President of the Executive Power, Amado Boudou, and the President of FTA and Commissioner of Internal Revenue of United States, Douglas Shulman, were in charge of the opening remarks
Shulman and the representatives of the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia analyzed the relations between the tax administration and large businesses and discussed about most important projects developed recently such as the Training Module on Global Awareness and Transfer Pricing.
The invited Business Leaders, Jon Moeller from Procter & Gamble, Eduardo de Carvalho from Telefônica and Simon Henry from Royal Dutch Shell, shared their perspective regarding the transactions in a global scale in the present conjuncture, and on the ways in which the tax administrations could contribute positively for the economic growth.
In the afternoon there was a discussion panel with the business leaders and the Commissioners. The day ended with presentations form the representatives from Netherlands and Canada.
On the second day of the meeting, Shulman and the Deputy Director of Taxes of France, Jean-Marc Fenet, discussed about the promotion of the commitment with the fight against offshore tax evasion. The Australian commissioner, Michael D’Ascenzo, detailed the primary issues for the tax administration.
The Federal Administrator of Public Revenue, Ricardo Echegaray, addressed the inspection of the global taxpayer in emerging countries. The theme was reviewed by the Secretary of the RFB, Carlos Alberto Barreto and by the commissioners of Colombia and China.
By the end of the meeting, the members of the FTA agreed on the approval a statement with the final conclusions of the 7 th meeting.
Parallel to the event, Barreto had reserved meetings with the commissioners from Korea and Argentina to discuss themes of mutual interest on the matter of Tax Administration.